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Archivist - Manuscript Processing


  • The Winthrop Group
  • 11/09/22
  • New Haven, CT
  • 06511
  • 58,000 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
The Winthrop Group has an immediate opening for a full-time Processing Archivist to arrange and describe a large volume of manuscript materials as part of a team. Collections to be processed include the work of writers, artists, and photographers in formats ranging from papers and photographs to art and artifacts. This salaried, contract position is located at a state-of-the-art facility in New Haven, Connecticut and will conclude September 30, 2023.

Key Responsibilities
Processes archival materials in accordance with institutions processing guidelines and procedures
Applies the principles of baseline processing
Collaborates with team members and on-site staff
Uses ArchivesSpace software platform to create online finding aids
Uses Voyager cataloging module to create original collection-level MARC catalog records
Plays an active role in arrangement, description, and preservation of collections
Ensures long-term preservation of, and access to, archival materials by implementing best practices in organization, rehousing, and accurate and efficient capture of data and information for finding aids

Required Qualifications
Masters degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree with formal training in archival theory and practice
Minimum of 2-3 years professional experience
Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials
Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems
Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections
Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability
Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment
Commitment to working as a team member, to problem-solving, and accuracy
Demonstrated proficiency in use of ArchivesSpace Content Management System, Voyager Cataloging module, and/or Microsoft Excel

Preferred Qualifications
Good reading ability in modern Italian language, strongly preferred
Broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees or an equivalent combination of training or experience
Graduate-level training in American or European history or literature
Compensation

Annual salary: $58,000 with strong benefits package. All Winthrop full-time employees receive paid time off and annual funds for professional development.

Work Environment
Winthrop archivists must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and abide by all client policies and public health guidelines relating to the pandemic.

Contact Information
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to careers@winthropgroup.com with the subject line ArchivistManuscript Processing

Posting URL: http://winthropgroup.com/about/page/career-opportunities#archivist-ct

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